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Stiles of Ambleside

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
+44 15394 33585
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (45 reviews)
“paninis” (11 reviews)
“crisps” (14 reviews)
08:30 - 16:30 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a baileys hot chocolate and a warm mince pie, it was delicious. The service was very friendly and the cafe is clean and comfortable. Sat watching the lantern parade in the warm. Will visit here again.

Thank 668lynseyf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a vegan chill with nachos, for someone who is intolerant to cows milk protein. It was served covered in cheese! The staff tried to get us to accept this, stating that the chilli was vegan. Be careful if you want to eat here,...More

Thank Kitty911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby booked this for one night. £100 b&b. The host was lovely. Showed us to the room. It was clean and a gorgeous comfy bed. We had the room “Merlot”. This didn’t have a bath, only a shower. There was some red wine and sky...More

Thank Mrsyeti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On hoilday in Ambleside, fancied coffee and scones, cherry scones are so fresh and excellent, coffee was very good too, highly recommend and see u again

Thank Andy-1305
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast today. Great thing is they do small portion breakfasts which are really good value and excellent food. Friendly staff too.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend came here during our trip to Ambleside, we were originally just looking for a coffee and this was the first place we came across, but we are very glad we did. Staff were extremely friendly, we ended up ordering two ice...More

Thank Steven231b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice in 2 days - once for lunch then back the next day for icecream. Welcoming and a great menu- jug of squash option for the kids, always a winner! We’ll be back!

Thank wendycobley
Reviewed 14 October 2018

i had a quite different mushroom dish for lunch here which tasted amazing and had great textures, it made a change from the usual toastie.

Thank thelight2
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming and great service. Good choice of food and ice creams are super. Dog friendly with towels by the door for drying your pooch on. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank joner2112
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We called in here for breakfast on our last day in Ambleside, primarily because we knew it was dog friendly. The menu is very good, with a wide range of choices. I went for the Stiles breakfast. It didn't disappoint. Cooked very well and reasonably...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 33585
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Located on the busy main road leading into Ambleside town centre Stiles Coffee Bar is a stylish licensed cafe offering locally roasted coffees, high quality loose leaf teas and freshly prepared food. Our coffee is roasted in Keswick by Carvetti. This coupled with our wide selection of beers, wines and cider along with a varied menu offering varied breakfasts, lunch and sharing platters make Stiles the ideal place to rest after a busy day on the fells or by the lake. Finally, we have our very own afternoon tea on a wooden Lake District stile (pre-booking required!). See many more details in our food section. We are a family run cafe and will do everything we can to cater for any specific needs or requests you may have. All of our food is cooked to order and we endeavour to bake all of our cakes ourselves. We guarantee you will love our scones (with jam and Rodda's clotted cream!) and hearty home-made soup.
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